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Sandia National Laboratories Electrical Engineer - Digital Design (Early/Mid-Career) in Livermore, California


This posting will be open for application submissions for a minimum of seven (7) calendar days, including the ‘posting date’. Sandia reserves the right to extend the posting date at any time.


We are seeking an R&D S&E Electronics Engineer to join the Weapon Subsystems 5 group, which is a multidisciplinary team, in designing and developing advanced electronic subsystems. This group provides innovative solutions to technical challenges that support our mission and commitment to national security.

On any given day, you may be called on to:

  • Design low-power, mixed-signal embedded electronic subsystems

  • Perform digital designs for FPGAs or ASICs in Verilog or System Verilog

  • Write directed simulation testbenches for functional verification using ModelSim or Questa

  • Use Universal Verification Methodology (UVM) for design verification

  • Test and troubleshoot printed circuit boards (PCBs) in the lab using power supplies, oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, and other lab equipment

  • Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team whose task will be to define requirements, create the subsystem design, implement quality design methodology, build and evaluate prototypes, test subsystems, and support full-up system integration testing

    Other responsibilities include:

  • Working with representatives from systems organizations, subcomponent organizations, quality assurance, program management, and production

  • Ability to create innovative solutions to difficult technical problems

  • Ability to work in a team-oriented environment

  • Working cooperatively with other internal organizations, as well as external production facilities and suppliers


  • Master’s and bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or related discipline or equivalent combination of relevant experience and education

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q clearance

  • Ability to travel


  • Current DOE Q or DoD Top Secret clearance

  • Experience in FPGA or digital ASIC design

  • Experience with Verilog or System Verilog programming language

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Universal Verification Methodology (UVM)

    Department Description:

Weapons Subsystems 5 supports the weapon stockpile and modernization programs by stewarding deployed systems and developing advanced designs for new systems, with a focus on exceptionally high confidence, quality, and reliability.

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting-edge work in a broad array of areas. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs:• Challenging work with amazing impact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide• Extraordinary co-workers• Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world• Career advancement and enrichment opportunities• Flexible work arrangements for many positions include 9/80 (work 80 hours every two weeks, with every other Friday off) and 4/10 (work 4 ten-hour days each week) compressed workweeks, part-time work, and telecommuting (a mix of onsite work and working from home)• Generous vacations, strong medical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance*

World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers. Learn more about Sandia at:*These benefits vary by job classification.

Security Clearance:

Sandia is required by DOE to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants for employment need to be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted.

Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.

EEO Statement:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law.


Sandia demonstrates its commitment to public safety in the national interest by requiring that all new hires attest to their vaccination status before commencing employment. The requirement also applies to those who are telecommuting and working virtually.

Any concerns about the ability to meet this requirement should be directed to HR Solutions at (505) 284-4700.